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Postby Carla » Wed May 27th, 2009, 1:23 pm

"annis" wrote:I enjoyed Ruckley's "Winterbirth" and the sequel "Bloodheir". There's meant to be a third book in the series coming out later this year.

It's called Fall of Thanes. Comments about it here from a bookshop owner in Edinburgh: http://www.flickr.com/photos/17270214@N05/sets/72157614306061465/. He does mail order, but I expect The Book Depository has it available.
I have the trilogy on my list but haven't got to it yet.
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009
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Postby nona » Wed May 27th, 2009, 2:33 pm

Last night I ordered The Night Drifter and the Midnight Bride by Susan Carroll, thanx to Misfit for suggesting Bride Finder it was witty and an easy read however now I feel I must read these two, lol, darn my compulsive self.
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Postby nona » Thu May 28th, 2009, 1:58 am

I also ordered Cathrine the Great by Carrolly Erickson and The Borgia Bride by Jeanna Kalogridis today through Barnes and Noble online with a gift card.

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Currently reading: The Power by Naomi Alderman
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Thu May 28th, 2009, 6:44 pm

I've just returned home from a few days away in Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay where I just happened to pass some bookshops, some of them second-hand. I came home with:

Summer at the Villa Rosa by Nicky Pellegrino
The Pleasure Garden by Caroline Davison
Bitter Chocolate y Lesley Lokko
Scatterheart by Lili Wilkinson
My Enemy the Queen by Victoria Holt
Fallen Angels by Pauline Bentley
Rogues & Players by Pauline Bentley
The Lady Tree by Christie Dickason
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Location: Vancouver, CA

Postby Lauryn » Fri May 29th, 2009, 4:44 am

I received a stack of books while working on my course stuff, and have now come up for air to read them. :D

The Winter Mantle - Elizabeth Chadwick
The Loch - Steve Alten
The Conqueror - Georgette Heyer

... and a couple of Shannon McKenna titles I blush to divulge :p
Even the mighty oak was once just a nut that held its ground.

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Currently reading: Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney & The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri May 29th, 2009, 7:02 pm

Finally gave in to temptation and ordered Mary Stewart's Merlin trilogy, Thornyhold and Moonspinners; also bought Patrick Gale's new one, "The Whole Day Through".

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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Fri May 29th, 2009, 8:59 pm

I was cruising through Craigslist in the book section which is rare since the only things listed seem to be college books and workbooks and such and low and behold I stumble upon theses for only $8 and there in very good condition plus I have not read any of them yet so they'll be first time reads at a deal.

Tower of London-Christopher Hibbert
Elizabeth the Great-Elizabeth Jenkins
Coronation of Glory-Deborah Meroff
The Kings and Queens of England-Jane Murray
All the Queen's Men-Neville Williams
The Duchess of Windsor-Charles Higham
Sovereign-Roland Famini
Maay Queen of Scots-Antonia Fraser

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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Fri May 29th, 2009, 9:15 pm

I want to know - who buys more books. Nona or Kasthu? :) :p
At home with a good book and the cat...
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Postby Chatterbox » Fri May 29th, 2009, 9:23 pm

Ah, book heaven...

This week have received two by David Hillier, two by Geraldine McCaughrean (not sure I'm going to enjoy her writing style, but we'll see) and the book about medieval Sicily that someone recommended by Cesare Rotondi -- Persephone's Garden? Also replacement copies for Penmarric (battered, pages falling out) and Cashelmara

Add that to one history book purchased at Barnes & Noble, two Amazon.co.uk arrivals and two Amazon Vine books for review (plus two more coming next week), and I would say this has been a good book week... Oh yeah -- forgot about the five Kindle books I added... :D

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Postby nona » Fri May 29th, 2009, 9:23 pm

well remember I'm trying to build my own little library collection, therefore I must buy when I can :D or at least thats my excuse.

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